Monday, December 26, 2011

Preparedness Email 12/22

Hey - better late than never, right?
Hope you had a wonderful holiday - check out the good info Ann has for you HERE!!

Good News!

Kristine Bringhurst is going to be taking out her endowments at 1:00pm at the Salt Lake Temple TOMORROW - Tuesday, 12/27!!  Anyone who would like to join with her is welcome to come - please just let Kathy know so they can be sure to have room :)  (If you are going to attend you need to be there by 12:30)

She will be heading off to BYU Idaho next week, Such an exciting time, we are all very happy for her!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

a little Clarification!!

Sisters, for the (FREE & FAST one-minute!) Fan Chart simply click here: ""
LOGIN with your LDS account info.
Click on 'CREATE'
(Preview and Print)

This free chart shows nine generations of your own personal family which is currently contained in the church family history website,  If you need help, call me.  Bonnie Whitley

Monday, December 12, 2011

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea!

This is NEW in

Ideas for using the Genealogy Fan Chart

Last minute Christmas idea!!! What could be better and more heart-felt? Save it as a PDF and take it to any of the quick copy shops, pick your paper size and color, frame it, wrap it and have a heart-turning Christmas. 

click below to learn more about takes just minutes to create

Note from Bonnie Whitley:

Seriously, it took me 3 minutes to get my fan chart.  It covers nine generations so the print is really small. To give this as a gift I'd have it printed on larger paper at Staples.  This quickly shows where I have missing folks who need to be found!  (it's actually kinda embarrassing that a person like me with a family history calling has so many blank spots... here comes a new year's resolution. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Update on Linda Douglas

Relief society sisters:

Several have ask about Linda's condition, so I thought I would give you an update.  She had a cancer on her nose that was removed last week.  It was larger and deeper than expected so she had plastic surgery to repair her nose.  She has experienced a lot of swelling black and blueness and pain, but is doing much better this week.  Thanks for your concern.

Josiah Douglas

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Preparedness Email 12/7

a nifty knife/tool to survive 24 hrs without power....and of course LOTS of yummy recipes!  Read all about it by CLICKING HERE!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ping Pong, anyone??

Julie Stephenson has a ping pong table ("in great shape, has some paddles and some balls") that she is wanting to get rid of - if you are interested in taking this off her hands, give her a call!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Save the Date!!

December 6

Relief Society Christmas Dinner
put it on your calendar - you won't want to miss it!!

Preparedness Email 11/21 - Quick Group Buy Tomorrow (Tues 11/22)

Read this one quick and see if you want 'in" on the group buy for the tool they are ordering - also some good info on emergency kits for your kids, and also a recipe for cranberry orange sauce - super easy and super yummy!  Enjoy!!  CLICK HERE to read it all!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Preparedness Email 11/17

How to get ready for winter - everything you ever wanted to know about honey - some wonderful looking fall recipes...this issue is full of great stuff - CLICK HERE to read all about it!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Preparedness 11/9

Barley - Tools - a nifty Generator - Shelf Life info - and of course, good looking recipes!! 


(thanks, Ann!!)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Service Project Time!!

Hey Sisters,
There will be a service project on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 pm at the Church.  We will be preparing Freezer Meals for Bro. Ross Richins so he doesn't have to worry about preparing a healthy meal for himself, during this trying time. We could really use your help!  If you have any questions please contact, Tonya Karen (801)493-9199 or Joanne Hintze (801)694-1212.

Thank you for your help!!
Tonya & Joanne

Preparedness Email 11/4

Ok girls - just have to tell ya one little thing here:
Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting!!

Enough said!

Read all about it by CLICKING HERE!!

(oh yeah, some good preparedness stuff in there, too!)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Preparedness Email 10/27

Fall is here, so of course there is good canning info in here - check out the "how-to" on re-usable canning lids - $$ saver!!  CLICK HERE to read the whole info-filled-issue!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dry Pack Info

There was some discussion in the food storage class about the Sandy Dry Pack.
Saturday Oct. 22 is our Stake's day for dry pack.
Sandy Dry Pack, 615 East 8400 So. They are open Saturday from 9-5.

Preparedness Email 10/20

This email not only includes some good looking recipes, good info on salt and a warning about the upcoming price hike on peanut butter (stock up now!) - but also a nifty little tutorial on suturing someone's scalp - eek!  Certainly something to think about in your preparedness preparations!!  CLICK HERE to read all about it!!

And, while we're talking preparation - don't forget our upcoming canning class on Nov 8 at Melody's house - she will be showing us all about canning MEAT, and you won't want to miss it!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Can you Can?

If not, or even if you "can" but would like a little refresher - then put this on your schedule!!

Tuesday, Nov 8, 7:00pm
@ Melody Rasmussen's home

Everything you ever wanted to know about getting your "canning" on!!

Terrific Tuesday Updates!!

Hello all!

After looking through all the signups we have decided to make just a few little changes to the scheduling of our Terrific Tuesday night - hopefully this will be something that will make the night run smoother and be more enjoyable for everyone :)

First, the Photo Editing class has been cancelled for TT, and will be re-scheduled on its own special night, SOON. 

Second, the "craft" classes will be taught from 4-4:30pm and from 5:30-6:30pm, in order to allow the teachers of these classes to attend other classes as well.  The teachers will be around for the majority of the event (remember, from 4-9pm), but they may be involved in teaching or attending another class at the other times, so you would be well advised to show up at least to get started on your projects during one of these 2 times. 
These classes are: 
* burlap wreaths
* temple blocks
* fabric covered magnet boards
* fabric covered scriptures
*yoyo bookmarks

The other scheduled classes are as follows:
4:30-5:30 Cinnamon Rolls
6:00-6:30 Gift Boxes
6:30 - Emergency Trunk Kits *** notice that this is a time change (it will be fast, no worries!)
6:30 - Dinner (EVERYONE should join us for this delicious event!)
7:00-8:00 EYB "Eat Your Basement"
8:00-9:00 Crepes

We will also have a project (most likely some quilts) set up by the Humanitarian Committee that we would love to have any and all help with between your regularly scheduled classes - this is a great way to participate if you haven't signed up for any classes but would like to join us for a wonderful evening of visiting and of course enjoying the delicious dinner!!

If you have ANY questions at all, just call Adele or Jeanette - thanks so much!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's Workout Time Again!!

Are you ready to start your workout for the fall?  I am starting to do classes at the church again.
We will workout Monday - Friday 8:30-9:30am. 
You can still bring your kids and don't forget your mat! And as always it is FREE! 
Come sweat with me and your other "sisters". 
We will start this coming Monday.
Oh and for those of you who want the 6am classes - I'm not quite ready.  My life is a little too crazy.
Sorry that will have to wait a few more months.
Rachel Neeley 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Terrific Tuesday 2011

It’s that time – time to get all signed up for the Terrific classes and projects that you are interested in!  Below is a picture with details on each class….the LAST DAY TO SIGN UP will be this upcoming Sunday, 10/9 – the display tables will be there for you to get one last real look – be sure to bring your checkbooks with ya!  Smile



  Cinnamon Rolls – $1 class

  Class from 4:30 – 5:30pm






Basic Photo Editing Class (free!)

Class from 5:30 – 6:30pm




EYB – “Eat Your Basement” – $1

Class from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Claire will be teaching us all about establishing a 90 day food storage plan where you store what you eat and eat what you store.  She will also be showing how to make easy mixes out of your food storage items!



Crepes – Sweet & Savory – $1

Class from 8:00 – 9:00pm







Gift Boxes – $3 (paper will vary!)

Class from 6:00 – 6:30pm

Make & Take 4 different gift boxes / bags.  Other templates to take home and make yourself will be available!  GREAT use of all that cute paper you have lying around the house waiting to be used!!




YoYo Bookmarks – $1/ea

(allow 20 minutes for each)

You will learn how to make these fun and versatile little “flowers”.  You will take one home on a super fun giant paperclip to use as a bookmark, or to give away – and you will also be shown many of the fun and different uses for this easy little item!




Burlap Wreaths – $6/round  $8/square

(allow 30 minutes for each) Class between 4:00 – 6:30pm

This class is to make the basic wreath only (no embellishments) – Personalize it in your own special way!  Pick from either tan or black burlap, and either round or square wreath.



Fabric Covered Magnet Board (18”x18”) – $8

(allow 20 minutes) Class between 7:00 – 8:00pm

You will need to provide your own fabric (5/8 of a yard will make 2 boards) and ribbon (1 1/2 yards each)





Temple Blocks (8”x8”) – $10

(allow 1 hour – this includes drying time in the middle) Class between 7:00 – 9:00pm

You can choose from either the SL Temple or the Draper Temple – a sample of the Draper Temple will be available on Sunday!)




Fabric Covered Scriptures – $6 for either large or small size – specify which size you would like!

(allow 45 min-1 hr)

There will be an assortment of different fabrics & embellishments to choose from.





Christmas Subway Art – $17

(allow 1 hour) Class between 4:00 – 6:30pm

You are welcome to bring paints for a different color scheme if you would like!








Emergency Trunk Kits – $20

Class from 5:30 – 6:00

Kit holds enough supplies to keep 2 people going in case of an emergency!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Preparedness Email 9/26

(trying something new - posting data here - we'll see how it goes!)

Hello Everyone :) 

Pear Update:  The pears should be coming this week. 

We are doing a potato order.  These potatoes come from Idaho and are fresh from this fall harvest. They are nice big potatoes.  Store your potatoes in the garage in saw dust and you will have potatoes all winter and spring.  My potatoes were good through June.

Burbank Russets are $17 for 55 lbs.   

Canela Russets are $11 for 30 lbs. or $19 for 60 lbs.  

Yukon Gold are $12 for 30 lbs. or $20 for 60 lbs.  

Red Potatoes are $12 for 30 lbs. or $20 for 60 lbs.  

Sweet Spanish Onions (Yellow Onions) are $10 for 30 lbs.  

DUE DATE:  October 16.  Make checks payable to Ann Rasmussen
Sign-up at Church or email me.

Dear Lindon Cannery Email Subscribers,

We will be closing the sign-ups for chicken/pork at 12:00 a.m. on October 1st. After that time no changes can be made to your order amounts. Through September 30th, you are able to UNDO your shift and reschedule with any changes you need to make. (There is nothing we can do if someone takes your shift when you UNDO it.) You have to return immediately to the place you were registered to re-enter your information. (Remember, after you UNDO your shift, you have to click on the “Click to Redraw” prompt in order to go directly back to the same sign-up sheet.)

There have been several people who did not follow the 4 case combined limit. Once the sign-ups are closed, we will make any necessary adjustments to bring your order into compliance with the 4 case limit. These adjustments cannot be changed. WE WILL NOT LOOK UP YOUR ORDERS OR MAKE REQUESTED CHANGES FOR YOU OVER THE PHONE. If you are unsure of what you ordered, the only thing you can do is UNDO your shift and re-schedule. The only change we will make is the best-guess, compliance adjustments after the sign-ups close on October 1st.

Both emails prior to the sign-up emphasized the 4 case limit with the following statement (copied directly from the emails):

“Please remember that you can only order up to 4 cases of meat COMBINED. You cannot order 4 of each.  EXAMPLE:  2 cases of chicken and 2 cases of pork = 4 case limit

After September 30th, any shift cancellations will need to be called into the Cannery @ 801-785-0998. You will need to provide the day, time and worker # for the shift to be cancelled. You can call in at any time of the day. Leave a message if you call after hours. You can also get someone to work your shift for you. Just have them come to your scheduled shift and tell us at that time that they are here in your place.

No-Shows on a scheduled shift will disqualify you from participating in the next family canning opportunity (Frozen Berries in December—if all goes as planned).

We will begin filling the cancelled shifts on Monday, October 10th. (Remember you can check online for cancellations through September 30th.) Nothing will be scheduled until that day so please don’t call before then to check for cancellations. Leaving a message on the phone will not get you scheduled. You must actually talk to someone to be scheduled.

For those who are new to the email list:   Shifts have been full for over a week. You will need to use the following links, through September 30th, to check the website and see if anyone has cancelled their shift. You are looking for a box that says “Available”. Blank cells or those with a name and UNDO box are not available to schedule. Read the instructions on the website for help in scheduling.

The link below provides an opportunity to practice signing up and UNDOing a shift on the website we use for the real sign-ups. This link does not actually sign you up for anything. (Notice the date: the 12th of Never.) Please do not forget to UNDO your shift on this practice sheet so we can keep it open for everyone to practice on:


Please sign-up for the spices on your own if you are interested!!

Do you need Spices?
Good evening, Salt Lake City fans!
Just a quick announcement that we're starting to put together our fall spice order and would like to invite you to join us.
Every fall we order bulk spices from Penzeys, and because of the incredible quality and reasonable pricing, we love to share this opportunity with you.
While we are not affiliates of Penzeys, and cannot offer discounts on their products, there IS something we can help you out with...
By purchasing in bulk, we can all save on shipping, (up to $15 per order) so it does benefit everyone!
The only thing is...all spices are delivered to my home in Salt Lake City, so you'll need to pick them up here.

How To Place Your Order:

It's simple...
1.                Go to Penzeys and browse at the wide selection of herbs and spices.
2.                Make me your list, stating item, item code, quantity, and price per unit
3.                Add $2.50 for shipping
4.                Mail your check and your list to my address:
Simply Living Smart
PO Box 171061
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117
Order Deadline: Please have your orders postmarked by October 8 .

Need Help Organizing your Spices?
Here's another little bonus we'd like to offer...
Receive 4 extra glass spice jars at NO CHARGE when you order 24 jars. That's a savings of $5!
For a quick organizational video on spices and to learn my favorites, CLICK HERE.
To order your spice jars and receive your 4 extras, CLICK HERE.
(Your shipping charges on the jars will be reimbursed when you pick them up)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
I'm happy to help you with your order.
Keeping things spicy and delicious,
: ) Anitra

In an emergency, public water supplies may become disrupted or polluted, making it unsafe to drink. Since water is more essential to sustaining life than food, properly storing or purifying water will prove vital to getting your family through the effects of an emergency.
The general guideline for the amount of water to store is at least one gallon of water per person, per day - two quarts for drinking and two quarts for food preparation and sanitation. It hotter weather, everyone may require more water than this.

Another recommendation is to have a minimum two-week supply for your home. Three day’s worth of water
should be included in your 72-hour kit.
Water should be stored in plastic, food grade containers such as water and beverage bottles. Glass and cartons should be avoided, as one can break and the other decomposes easily. If you have a water bed, that water should only be used for sanitation purposes. It is also important to remember to NEVER store water in old bottles of chlorine bleach or milk cartons, regardless of how well you cleaned them out.
There are multiple ways to purify water for drinking:

Water purification
There are two primary ways to treat water: boiling and adding bleach. If tap water is unsafe because of water contamination (from floods, streams or lakes), boiling is the best method.
·  Cloudy water should be filtered before boiling or adding bleach.
·  Filter water using coffee filters, paper towels, cheese cloth or a cotton plug in a funnel.
·  Boiling is the safest way to purify water.
·  Bring the water to a rolling boil for one minute.
·  Let the water cool before drinking.
Purifying by adding liquid chlorine bleach
·  If boiling is not possible, treat water by adding liquid household bleach, such as Clorox or Purex. Household bleach is typically between 5 percent and 6 percent chlorine. Avoid using bleaches that contain perfumes, dyes and other additives. Be sure to read the label.
·  Place the water (filtered, if necessary) in a clean container. Add the amount of bleach according to the table below.
·  Mix thoroughly and allow to stand for at least 30 minutes before using (60 minutes if the water is cloudy or very cold).

Treating Water with a 5-6 Percent Liquid Chlorine Bleach Solution
Volume of Water to be Treated
Treating Clear/Cloudy Water:
Bleach Solution to Add
Treating Cloudy, Very Cold, or Surface Water: Bleach Solution to Add
1 quart/1 liter
3 drops
5 drops
1/2 gallon/2 quarts/2 liters
5 drops
10 drops
1 gallon
1/8 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
5 gallons
 1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
10 gallons
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
1. Boil water vigorously for 3-5 minutes. However, a WAter Pasteurization Indicator (or WAPI) can help you use
Water Pasteurization Indicator (WAPI)
Water Pasteurization Indicator (WAPI)
A Water Pasteurization Indicator (WAPI) is a simple thermometer that indicates when water has reached pasteurization temperature and is safe to drink.
Pasteurization destroys all microorganisms that cause diseases from drinking contaminated water and milk. A small polycarbonate tube contains a wax that melts when water or milk is heated enough to be pasteurized (65 C/149 F). This saves much fuel by eliminating the need to boil water or milk to ensure that the pasteurization temperature has been reached.
water pasteurizes at temperatures well below the boiling point of water, WAPIs save time when solar pasteurizing, and save fuel when using traditional fuels.


Utah Valley University’s web site offers an interesting course on Gold Prospecting offered through the Community Continuing Education program. Here in Utah we really don’t need to travel far to try finding it, this seems like a great course for a Utah Prepper. 

Course Information
Only 5 percent of the world’s gold has been discovered. Panning for gold has made a real comeback. Learn new methods of panning gold that you can use 12 months of the year. Fee includes prospecting equipment you take home with you. No early registration discount. CEUs: 0.15 Hours: 1.50
$39 for an evening of instruction on what could be a fun and profitable hobby. Here is a Link to the course.   Check it out if you are interested!!! 


Color-Codes of Emergencies

In an emergency, time is of the essence. The challenge is weeding out those who need immediate medical attention and those who need basic first-aid. If each household had three colored sheets of cardstock with their 72-hour kits, and if used properly, a lot of time.
Immediately following a disaster, each household should evaluate their injuries and medical needs. Then, using

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Preparedness Email 9/19

CLICK HERE to see all the latest in food storage and preparedness info - thanks, Ann!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome Little One!

Jonathan & Stephanie Miller have a BEAUTIFUL new Baby Boy!

Ezra Tolman Miller
6lb. 9oz.
19 inches of pure joy
born: Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 11pm

Congratulations to the whole Miller family :) 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Preparedness Email 9/15

More great info!  This one includes quite a few good looking recipes, and some good tips on cooking dried beans - go read all about it by CLICKING HERE :)

September Food Order

The following is a food order that is being done by another ward in Draper.  Barbara (Anderson - daughter of Otto & Connie) Creager is placing the order.  If you have any questions you can call her, or you can call Claire Ashby @ 801.571.0382!  Thanks!

September Food Group Orders: Contact or cell
(All cans come in the #10 can) 801-935-5793 if interested: Orders due 9-25-11
$2.49 Onion Salt 16 oz. “Store what you eat, and eat what you store and enjoy it!”
$2.95 32 oz. Spice Bottle
$5.49 Cut & Sifted Basil leaves- 16 oz.
$5.50 Elbow Macaroni Noodles
$5.99 White Rice
$5.99 9 Grain Cracked Cereal
$6.49 Baking Soda
$8.29 Imitation Chicken Bits
$9.99 Strawberry Flavored
$11.89 Cauliflower
$12.49 Peas & Carrots Blend
$13.99 Applesauce
$14.99 Chicken broth
$16.95 Minor Surgery Kit
$16.99 Peach Chucks
$17.99 Apple peeler/corer
$18.99 Raisins
$20.00 Tomato Powder QTY 12 needed to get the group discount on this item
$28.00 4 Cookbooks:  QTY 5 needed to get group discount
Cooking with Powdered Milk
Cooking with Dried Eggs
Cooking with Beans & Rice
Cooking with Potatoes

Monday, September 12, 2011

Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendar for the following:

September 18 (Sun)
6pm - Court of Honor @ the church

September 24 (Sat)
11am-3pm - Clothing Swap @ the Stake center
          5pm - Dinner
          6pm - General Relief Society Broadcast

October 18 (Tues)
4ish-9ish    - Terrific Tuesday!!

November 15
Ward Temple Night

all good stuff you won't want to miss out on!

Food Storage Class Info

Canyon Community Education is offering a food storage class. "Learn to prepare 90 days of dinners without the use of a refrigerator or freezer."
Enjoy sample foods and a ton of info. ($5 materials fee to instructor.)
3 nights Thursdays 6:30- 8:30 at CTEC 825 East 9085 South, Sandy.

We understand the class is excellent. The cost is $25.00. Class begins Sept. 29. Register with Canyons Community Education. Details at under "Community" drop-down menu.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Preparedness Email 9/1

Summer is pretty much over, fall is here, school has started...this is the time of year where we all start thinking schedules and routines - let's add preparedness into all that planning!

Here is this week's installment of great info from our friend, Ann Rasmussen - she does such a great job!

CLICK HERE to read all about it!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Call for Help!!

Hi Sweet Ladies -  Our friend Mary Bitner has left us but we can still enjoy her company by helping her clean! She is under the gun to finish packing and clean the house so that it is ready to show and sell. Please come help us between 10am-2pm Wednesday (tomorrow 8/3). Any portion of time would be greatly appreciated. If you can come bring a friend and a couple of rags I will have everything else. Thanks so much.

Any questions call or text Rachel Neeley 801-244-5502

Family History Link

Bonnie Whitley shared this great link to "5 Minute Genealogy" with Tami, and we wanted to share it with the rest of you!  Enjoy!!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Preparedness Email 7/13

Once again this week's offering is FULL of Great Info - even a yummy looking salsa recipe (let me know if you need someone to sample it with you!)  ;)  CLICK HERE to read all about it!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Preparedness Email 6/21

More Useful Info - CLICK HERE to read all about it!

Change of Location!

Dear Backyardigans,

This week we have a change in our schedule so PLEASE NOTE....We will be meeting at Renee Mikkelson's home on Tuesday at 11:00 am. Her address is 1102 Lone Peak Lane.
She will have the sprinklers going, so have your kids dress accordingly and bring a towel if you think they will get wet. We hope to see all of you there. If you have any questions,
please give me a call. Thanks!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Backyard Fun for All!!

Hi Sisters!
Our first Backyard Bunch was a great success! We had many backyardigans running around and having a great time!  Here is the schedule for the rest of the summer. We still have a couple of dates open if there is anyone who didn't have a chance to sign up. Just let me know if you want me to put your name down.

June 21 - Rachel Neeley
June 28 - Angela Jessop
July 5 - Gianna Ericksen
July 12 - OPEN
July 19 - Kristy Merrill
July 26 - Sharon Langston (they have moved out of the ward but still live close!)
Aug 2 - Inga Nelson
Aug 9 - Janet Hiatt
Aug 16 - OPEN

Just as a reminder, these are always on Tuesdays at 11:00 am, and last about an hour or so.
I will send a weekly email to remind you of the location and any specific details.
Hope we all have a great summer!
Love ya,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Preparedness Email 6/10

Great stuff in here - read up!

CLICK HERE to get all educated :)

NEW Hours for BootCamp!!

Ok - all you Energetic Ladies - there are even MORE opportunities to get FIT this summer!  (yes, that Rachel girl is CRAZY!)

Mon THRU Thurs - 7:30am
Tues & Thurs - 6am

so hey, you SuperStars can get in a couple of "2-a-days"!

(have fun with that!)  ;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Preparedness Email 6/1

Salsa @ the Cannery - All Natural Pick-Me-Ups - Grilled Pizzas (including a Secret Dough Recipe!) - 6 Little Cleaning Trick.....all this and MORE this week!

CLICK HERE to Read All About It!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Preparedness Email 5/25

CLICK HERE to read all about....herbs - what veggies need, and do not need, to be organic, a couple of garden friendly recipes, and Much More!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Humanitarian Project REMINDER :)

Dear Relief Society sisters,

Today, Saturday, May 21st is the day for our Humanitarian project!  The details are listed below. We hope you’ll be able to make it. They need all the hands they can get, so even if you haven’t signed up, just show up at 3:00 pm at Smith Field Park (13400 S. 300 E.)

Thank you for of your service. You are all wonderful!!

Greetings Everyone!
If you haven’t already signed up to help with the Tree Planting Project this afternoon, please come! We would definitely appreciate your help!  We need all of the helping hands we can get!
For those of you who were already planning to attend, thank You for signing up for the Draper City Earth Day Tree Planting Project!

We are really looking forward to working with all of you to make a positive impact in our darling little city!
We can't wait to see you all there today! (Saturday, May 21st)

(Please be sure to find S.A.M. Gilbert at the event if your Girl Scout(s) or Boy Scout(s) are participating so that they can get a Earth Day badge for their contribution!)

Here are the final details for you to plan with:

Tree Planting Project:
Day: May 21st, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  (We hope to finish early!)
Where: Smith Field Park  (13400 E. 300 So.)

Extra Info:
We are all to meet at Smith Field at 3:00 pm. 
Smith Field is located at 13400 S. 300 E.
We will be planting 50 trees along the riverbank and placing mulch around the trees.
We will have from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm to do the project (but we hope to finish early!)

What Should I Bring?:
Everyone should bring a shovel, mud boots and gloves… (if you have them) 
It is recommended to bring a hat for the sun (hopefully we will need them,) and drinking water as well.  Sunscreen should be used appropriately as well.

Thank You Dinner:
Date: June 1st, 2011
Where: The first concert in the Draper Free Concerts In The Park Series
Extra Info: Tickets for the Thank You Dinner will be handed out today at the tree planting project.

Don’t Forget!
Be sure to find S.A.M. Gilbert at the event so that all of your children and teens participating can receive their Certificate of Global Contribution signed by the Mayor of Draper City for their part in the tree planting project… and your scouts can receive their Earth Day badges!

It should be a wonderful project for us to do together with our families & a great opportunity to have the children participate in another wonderful community service project!
See you Saturday at 3:00 pm!

Lots of Love & Best Wishes,
S.A.M. Gilbert
Sappel Alexandria McCracken Gilbert

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Preparedness Email 5/18

Plenty of Good Info this week - check it out!!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gardening Workshop Reminder

Wednesday, May 18
7:30 p.m. 
at Will and Claire Ashby's home
We will discuss square foot gardening, grow boxes and drip irrigation. Please come with questions and answers. If you can't come, plant something you can eat anyway!  It is time to plant almost everything.   It might be a good idea to wait on planting tomatoes until  after the last frost, whenever that is!
EVERYONE is invited!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Preparedness Email 4/10

Little bit earlier this week - enjoy!
CLICK HERE to read!